Placidyl - General Information:
Placidyl is a sedative and hypnotic drug. It has been used to treat insomnia, but has been largely superseded and is only offered where an intolerance or allergy to other drugs exists. [Wikipedia]
Placidyl is a sedative drug and schedule IV (USA) controlled substance. It produces cerebral depression, however the exact mechanism of action is not known.
Placidyl for patients
Avoid driving and other activities requiring alertness while taking this medication. Avoid alcohol and other depressants. Effects may take 2 nights before any benefits are noticed.
Dicumarol and warfarin may decrease hypoprothrombinemic effect. Other depressasnts such as alcohol, barbiturates, and MAOIs may enhance CNS depression when administered with ethchlorvynol.
Contraindicated in patients exhibiting hypersensitivity to this drug, in patients with severe pain, and in patients with porphyria.
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